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Lakers ink JR Smith for NBA restart

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:03 AM

LeBron James and JR Smith reunite after teaming up to win an NBA crown with the Cavaliers in 2016

BACK AT IT. JR Smith (right) and LeBron James team up for another title bid. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Former Cavs guard JR Smith beats up alleged truck vandal

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:52 PM

In a video published by TMZ Sports, JR Smith can be seen violently kicking a man when he is on the ground and punching him when he rises

FREE AGENT. JR Smith has not played in the NBA since he suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs waive veteran JR Smith

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

JR Smith is set to become a free agent after nearly 5 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers

GETTING OUT. JR Smith finally finds a way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers whom he expressed disappointment in last season. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The Cleveland guard gets the boot just hours after a controversial interview

OUT. JR Smith won't see action when his former teammate LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play teh Cavs on Wednesday. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:43 AM

'I don't mind taking a back seat or sitting down... but at least communicate that to me,' says Cleveland guard JR Smith

BENCHED. JR Smith's playing time Cavs has been sharply reduced this season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James, Kevin Love thank Ty Lue after Cavs firing

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

After an abrupt sacking, coach Tyronn Lue gets showered with appreciation by his past and present Cavs players

Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: 'JR Smith,' 'Tyronn Lue' show up in LeBron's Lakers home debut

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Impersonators of James' former teammate and coach show up at the Staples Arena holding banners convincing 'The King' to return home in Cleveland

NBA fines Marcus Smart, JR Smith for preseason scuffle

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Both players are slapped with fines for an ugly scuffle during the 1st quarter of Cleveland's home victory over Boston

UGLY. Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation again in the NBA preseason. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP.

WATCH: Golden State Warriors fans shower JR Smith with 'MVP' chants

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:13 PM

For the fans, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard is one of the heroes in Golden State's Game 1 victory

BOUNCING BACK. J.R. Smith can redeem himself in the best-of-7 NBA Finals duel as the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Social media wrecks JR Smith with memes after disastrous Game 1 blunder

Jun 01, 2018 - 6:39 PM

The internet turns into a place without mercy as JR Smith wastes Cavs' chance to steal Game 1 from the Warriors

MISSED OPPORTUNITY. JR Smith cost the Cleveland Cavaliers the game in regulation. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

No Smith suspension as Celtics' Smart hits out at Cavs 'bully'

May 17, 2018 - 10:39 AM

JR Smith escapes punishment for Al Horford shove, but Celtics' Marcus Smart minces no words on the notorious Cleveland guard

Cavs hang on to end Bulls' seven-game winning streak

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:20 PM

LeBron James contributes 34 while Kevin Love adds 27 in the win over Chicago

HOME WIN. The Cavs get a boost of momentum heading into their Christmas Day showdown with the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith claims he was hacked after ‘Good Bye Cavs!’ post on Facebook

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:15 PM

JR Smith tweets out that he isn t leaving the Cavs claiming for the second time this month he d been hacked

HACK-A-JR. Maybe JR Smith should change his social media passwords. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith denies tweeting ‘Cavs in 7’ after Game 3 loss

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:18 PM

JR Smith claims his Twitter account was hacked but agrees with the sentiment expressed

NEVER SAY DIE? "I’m smarter than that," says JR Smith. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

MIA: Players who need to resurface in the NBA Finals 2017

May 29, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Have you seen these men? They were last seen in the regular season and have since disappeared in the NBA playoffs

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PLAYERS. Klay Thompson had been a reliable threat for the Golden State Warriors but has taken a backseat to Kevin Durant in the NBA playoffs. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' guard Smith out for three months

Dec 24, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The Cavs will have to try and keep winning without their starting shooting guard

NEW DEAL. J.R. Smith was a vital part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship season, averaging 12.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.7 minutes a contest. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs' Smith to have surgery on broken thumb

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The Cavs likely have to play the next 4 6 weeks without their resident shooter

NEW DEAL. J.R. Smith was a vital part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship season, averaging 12.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.7 minutes a contest. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs coach Lue rips 'embarrassing' Smith blunder

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:59 PM

JR Smith s head coach isn t pleased with his actions which led to an easy dunk for the Bucks

NEW DEAL. J.R. Smith was a vital part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship season, averaging 12.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.7 minutes a contest. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

'Don't lose faith' LeBron James urges those dismayed by Trump victory

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:22 PM

James is clearly troubled by the outcome of the elections

LeBron James (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Public Auditorium on November 6, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs show J.R. Smith the money with $57 million deal

Oct 16, 2016 - 2:48 AM

J R Smith wraps up lengthy off season negotiations with as lucrative 4 year deal to remain in Cleveland

NEW DEAL. J.R. Smith was a vital part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship season, averaging 12.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.7 minutes a contest. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Irving buries clutch championship-clinching 3-pointer in Game 7

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Kyrie Irving hits the dagger triple as the Cavaliers win the NBA championship

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs beat Warriors in Game 7 for first NBA title

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:37 AM

LeBron James delivers on his promise to give the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964

Three-point barrage carries Cavs to 2-0 lead over Hawks

May 05, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Cleveland hits for a record setting 25 3 pointers to bury the Hawks by 25

RAINING 3s. Mo Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after hitting the team's final 3-pointer. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

LeBron, Cavs show chemistry in win over Clippers

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:21 PM

LeBron James scores 27 points to lead Cleveland to a 114 90 NBA victory over the Clippers

WINNING WAYS. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers look the part of title contenders in a win over the Clippers. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Cavaliers' guard J.R. Smith accused of choking heckler

Nov 21, 2015 - 12:11 PM

A teenager claims J R Smith choked him outside a pizzeria after he heckled him for refusing a photo request

INVESTIGATION. Cavs guard J.R. Smith tells his Twitter followers "don't believe everything you read" after reports that claim he choked a teenaged fan. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Cavs even NBA Finals in second straight OT thriller

Jun 08, 2015 - 11:29 AM

LeBron James was all over the place finishing with 39 points 16 rebounds and 11 assists

LeBron James delivered a triple double with his team addled by injuries. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving out for NBA Finals with fractured kneecap

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Irving will undergo surgery in the next few days and will need 3 4 months to recover

LIMPING CAV. Kyrie Irving (L) was a key part of keeping Cleveland in game 1, but left with a knee injury. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

How the Cleveland Cavaliers can win the NBA title

Jun 04, 2015 - 1:13 PM

For the first time in 8 years a LeBron James team is entering the NBA Finals as underdogs Here s how they can beat the Golden State Warriors

Kyrie Irving was an All-NBA Third Team selection this season while LeBron James was a First Team selection. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Cavs beat Atlanta Hawks on the road to take game one

May 21, 2015 - 1:06 PM

J R Smith set a Cavaliers club record for three pointers draining eight from beyond the arc and scoring 28 points in the triumph

LeBron and company take game one in Atlanta. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA wRap: Cavs, Wiz sweep series, Clips, Mavs get wins

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Cleveland and Washington march to the second round Clippers even their series vs Spurs and Dallas staves off elimination

TWO SWEEPS, TWO SURVIVALS. LeBron James and Paul Pierce are moving on to the second round. Monta Ellis helps Mavs stay alive while Chris Paul prevents Clips from falling to a 3-1 hole. Photos from NBA's Facebook page

Cleveland Cavs win 12th straight with Clippers rout

Feb 06, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Cleveland seized first place in the Central division and pull within 1 win of the club record winning streak of 13 in a row set during the 2009 10 campaign

KING JAMES. LeBron James added 23 points and 9 assists as the Cavaliers' good fortune continued. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Five reasons the Cavaliers may or may not be doomed

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:09 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2014 2015 season with high expectations Examine 5 reasons why they may be able to save their season and 5 why they won t be able to

CAVALIER ATTITUDE. The Cavs have endured an identity crisis, issues with coaching and poor defensive efforts during a so far disappointing season. Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Smith to Cleveland, Waiters to OKC in multi-team trade

Jan 06, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Also part of the deal are Knicks wingman Iman Shumpert Cavs rookie Alex Kirk and forward Lou Amundson

SWAPPED. J.R. Smith (L) and Dion Waiters (R) headline a three-team trade in the NBA. Photos by EPA

NBA: 'Big Apple' teams beat the Heat

Jan 11, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Defending NBA champs Miami Heat suffer consecutive losses at the hands of the streaking Big Apple teams New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets

BIG APPLE. The Miami Heat suffered two consecutive losses in their visits at the Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. Photos from EPA

Top 5 NBA Free Agents of 2013

Jul 02, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Meet the 5 most anticipated free agents of the 2013 NBA offseason

SLIPPERY. Ellis is a master in making acrobatic shots. Photo by EPA/Tanny Mauren.

Knicks' Smith is Sixth Man of the Year

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:21 AM

The New York Knicks JR Smith was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Photo from Knicks' Facebook page.

Sizzling Curry fires 54 but Warriors lose to Knicks

Feb 28, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Stephen Curry had 54 points but it wasn t enough to stop New York from beating Golden State 109 105 in the Knicks home turf